The swallows go flying about, / With their wings unevenly displayed. / The lady was returning [to her native [...] Cf. Shijing 28
The Master said, "If the will be set on virtue, there will be no practice of wickedness." [...] Cf. Lunyu 70
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Beside the Temple of the Great Premier stands an ancient cypress / With a trunk of green bronze and a root of [...] Cf. Tangshi 63
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration. [...] Cf. Sunzi 224
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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